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SDPT First Grade College Kateel, Mangalore, Karnataka
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Dakshina Kannada, Kateel Post

Mangalore
Karnataka, India



SDPT First Grade College Kateel, Mangalore Karnataka is a recognised institute / college. SDPT First Grade College Kateel, Mangalore Karnataka is also known as Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple First Grade College.
SDPT First Grade College Kateel is situated in Mangalore of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com.
Contact Details of SDPT First Grade College Kateel, Mangalore Karnataka are : Telephone: +91-824 2200327



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NAAC report of Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple First Grade College

SECTION 1 - PREFACE
Sri Durgaparameswari Temple First Grade College is situated in a rural area in Kateel, Mangalore District, Karnataka. The Temple under the leadership of two social leaders Dr. Shambha Shetty and Shri Gopalkrishana Asranna had the foresight of bringing education to the doorsteps of Kateel of Mannebettu village. The Management runs three other institutions - one Primary School, one High school and a P.U. College.

Sri DTFGC was established as a co-educational institution in 1988 Kateel, Mangalore District, a rustic hamlet 30 km from the City with the motto: Service and Smile. The College is situated in a campus area of five acres. The student strength of the College in 2005 - 2006 is 428 out of which 262 are girls. Majority (i.e. 62%) of the students hail from the immediate rural surroundings and belong to socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the society.

The College, an unaided endowment institution, is affiliated to the Mangalore University and offers two Under Graduate courses in Arts and in Commerce. The College, which was recognised PG and research centre earlier, has now been de-linked from the College since 2004 as per the University directive. The academic programmes follow the annual pattern for Under Graduate courses. The success rate of students in the University examination is nearly 100% for B.A and 73.7% for B.Com. The College has secured recognition by the University Grants Commission under 2 (f) and 12 (B) of the UGC Act of 1956 in 1998. Six old students of the College have cleared UGC- CSIR NET Examination.

The College has a permanent faculty strength of 14 of whom one is a Doctorate Degree holder, one submitted the thesis for Ph.D. and one has been granted FIP to do the Ph.D. There are seven Part-Time teachers. In addition, there are nine employees belonging to the non-teaching category. The unit cost of education in the College is Rs. 11,000, including the salary component. Working days of the College for 2003-2004 had been 213 and teaching days 180. The Library is stacked with 13,098 books, 26 Journals and 29 magazines.

The College volunteered for assessment and accreditation by submitting self-study report to National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore. A Peer Team consisting of Prof. K. Kuppuswamy Rao, Former Rector Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, as Chairperson, Dr. I. Bhanu Murthy, Principal VVM's Sri Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Goa as Member., Dr. R. Rukmani, Principal, Dr. MGR Janaki College, Chennai as Member -Coordinator visited the College on 22nd and 23 rd September 2005 and Dr. Sujata Shanbhag, Asst. Adviser, NAAC co-ordinated the visit.

The Peer Team has interacted with the Management, Principal, Teaching staff, Non-teaching staff , students, parents, alumni and other stake holders to validate the self study report. Based on validation of self-study report and interactions, Peer Team has prepared detailed report as per the criteria prescribed by NAAC.

SECTION 2: CRITERION -WISE ANALYSIS
Criterion I - Curricular Aspects
The College aims at achieving the mission and goals through imparting value education, arranging workshops/seminars and offering subsidised computer education.

The College offers B.A. Degree in Kannada, Sanskrit, Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology and B.Com. Coming from a rural milieu, most of the students are socially and economically backward. Since the College is an affiliated institution and the University designs the curriculum of the College there is little scope for flexibility with regard to time frame and horizontal mobility for students and limited elective options Within their limitations they have introduced career-oriented study programmes like B.Com. There are staff members who are members of the Board of Studies of the Mangalore University. Therefore they could make some contribution in the redesigning of the courses. The curricula are reviewed and updated every three years for Humanities and the introduction of a new programme would depend upon the nature, and infrastructure required. Two workshops, one each in History and Commerce were conducted in 1998 and 1999. The NSS unit participated in Mass-Literacy campaign and Dakshina Kannada district was declared as a Total literate District. NSS unit of the College was awarded the National and State best unit Award in 1994-95.

Criterion II - Teaching, Learning and Evaluation
The students are selected for admissions through their academic records and interviews. The students are assessed by assignments, seminars and teacher student interaction, tutorials, tests etc. The College identifies slow learners and offers remedial classes. Bridge courses are conducted for English Grammar, Spoken English and Sanskrit with their own study material. Advanced learners are provided scope for updating their knowledge, offering them latest books on subjects and helping them to motivate slow learners. They are guided to prepare and present seminar papers.

Teachers prepare the teaching plan for each month at the beginning of the Academic year. This is discussed in the Department meeting and the Principal reviews the progress once a month. The teachers are encouraged to make a teaching plan in advance and are allocated the syllabus and topics. They have unitized the syllabi to suit their teaching plan. The HODs through periodic meetings monitor this.

Teaching aids like OHP and VCD/TV, Seminars, Group Discussion, field / study tours are used to supplement lecture methods. A museum of ancient coins, stamps, newspapers, kitchen gadgets maintained by the history department is worthy of mention. The Institution functioned for 213 days inclusive of 180 teaching days in 2003-2004. Full-time teachers ensure continuity in teaching process. The ratio of teaching to non-teaching staff is 22:10.

At the beginning of the Academic year students are given information about the guidelines and methodology of evaluation patterns in the classrooms apart from the prospectus, (calendar) and exhibiting them on the notice boards. The Principal informs the rules and College regulations at the Inaugural address and tests, seminars etc during the Parent Teacher Association meetings.

Teaching Staff members are recruited by the Selection Committee set up by the management according to UGC, State Government norms and University regulations. The Principal, with the consent of the management, fills temporary vacancies. The evaluation of the teachers by the students, initiated last year, is handed over to the concerned teachers for analysis and correction. The students express their opinion in respect of campus life and College administration

Eight teachers have been the beneficiaries of UGC sponsored Orientation / Refresher courses. The College has conducted 14 workshops and seventeen seminars; one teacher has been the beneficiary of the UGC FIP program.

The College has the honour of securing 18 ranks at the University examinations from 1991-1992 to 2003-2004.

Criterion III - Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College encourages teachers to pursue research by giving them study leave under FIP and adjustment in teaching schedule. 30% of the College teachers are engaged in Research. There is one part time research Scholar.

The Institution has two NSS units and has designated persons holding additional charge of extension activities. The College has been successful in conducting the following extension activities - Community Development, health and hygiene, and environment awareness, AIDS awareness, social work, medical camp, blood donation camp, adult education and literacy. The NSS unit has won the Best Unit Award both at the State and National levels. The students participate in a variety of welfare activities. Best Student Award is given every year to a student involved in extension activities. The NSS has coordinated its work along with NGO's and GOs.

Criterion IV - Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College is housed in its own building. It has playground facilities for volley-ball and track events. A separate auditorium is available along with a Gymnasium. The Parent Teacher Association has donated 350 chairs to the College. Another member of the Parent Teacher Association has donated Rs.Six lakh for the construction of a canteen and auditorium facilities in the College.

The College meets the growing demand for infrastructure through UGC grants, donations from philanthropist, Parent Teacher Association etc. The supporting staff maintains the infrastructure monitored by the Principal, senior faculty members and office superintendent. Alumni are permitted to use the Library. College playground is given to local associations and gym facility is open to the public. The College has declared the campus as a non-smoking zone.

An advisory committee helps the activities of the Library. The College General Library has 10,868 books, book bank 581; UGC 987 and donated 987. The Library is kept open between 8:45Hrs and 17:00Hr. Purchase of books, stock verification and lending of audio-visual material of the library is computerized. They have an Internet facility as well.

The College provides annual medical check-up, which is mandatory, First Aid facility and purified drinking water through Aqua-guard is yet to be made functional. The College has adequate physical and infrastructure facilities in sports and games both indoor and outdoor. The Management and staff felicitate outstanding sportspersons. Incentives such as Scholarship, Cash Awards and mementos are also awarded to them. They are also provided free breakfast and midday meals and condonation of attendance. Nineteen students have participated at the University level over the past and five since 2000.

The College has parking facilities, vehicle sheds, and a canteen.

Criterion V - Student Support and Progression
It is heartening to note that 100% students appeared for the qualifying examination after the minimum period of study in 2003-2004. The dropout rate is nil. The Alumni Association was founded in 1992. It has a membership of 1800 and takes active part in the development of the College and raises funds for infrastructures. Alumni hold prominent positions ranging from Lecturer, CA, Advocates etc. Six students have cleared the NET examination.

The College up-dates the prospectus annually. The calendar states the mission of the College, College Prayer, History, courses offered and rules and regulations. The beneficiaries of scholarship and freeship have been 352 for 2003-2004. 312 students have been given fees concession. There are four different types of Scholarships. They do not have a formal employment cell but have a career guidance and counselling center providing information and assistance to students about employment and further education opportunities. Teachers motivate and guide the students. About 20% of the students are self-employed. Recreational facilities worthy of mention are indoor and outdoor games, debate, cultural programmes, essay writing, dance and music, Yakshagana club, Talents day, wall magazine and embroidery. The policies and criteria of admission are made available through the press, notice board, prospectus etc. 75% of the students partake in the free noon meal offered by the Temple Trust.

Criterion VI - Organisation and Management
The Management of the College is vested with Endowment Commissioner Bangalore and Assistant Commissioner, Mangalore, the Apex managing body. The Administrator looks after the welfare of the institution and day to-day affairs are conducted by the Principal with assistance from teaching and non-teaching staff. The Internal Quality Cell consisting of the Principal and two-faculty members monitor the needs of the institution. The Principal along with the office superintendent monitor the work efficiency of the non-teaching staff.

A special committee prepares the Academic Calendar on the basis of the University calendar and also chalk out the detailed programmes of the Academic year. Office staff has been given orientation and training in programs designed to upgrade their professional skills. The College had deficit budget in the past two years. The College has an internal audit mechanism and the accounts are audited by a Temple-appointed CA annually. A grievance redressal cell resolves the problems of the students and the problems of girl students are redressed through the Ladies' Association. Purchases of major items are made by inviting quotations, preparing a comparative statement and later sanctioned by the DC. The College imparts quality education at an affordable cost without any capitation fee.

Criterion VII - Healthy Practices
The College has adopted suitable mechanism for reviewing and monitoring Academic and Administrative activities through self-evaluation report, students feedback system. Student's performances are assessed through tests, assignments and examination. The College imparts value-based education through prayer, along with the curricula. Spiritual programs are also conducted.

The College inculcates civic responsibilities among the students through the celebration of days of national importance and Gandhi Jayanthi. Jathas are organised to highlight communal harmony and solidarity with soldiers.

Efforts are taken to give the students a holistic development through talks, seminars, workshop etc. Prizes are awarded to toppers. Students are encouged to write articles in 'Inchara', the annual College magazine. Tours are arranged once a year.

The Students are provided with remedial classes and the tutorial system permits a free interaction between the teacher and the taught. NSS provides a forum for holistic development.

One of the unique, innovative healthy practices adopted by the College is granting fee concession to 90% of the students.

SECTION III - OVERALL ANALYSIS
SDPT First Grade College, Kateel, Mangalore has been imparting higher education particularly to the rural economically and socially challenged communities. Thus over the years the College has developed all the requisite infrastructure, maintained a good track record of success rate, strength of students and service to society by the way of extension activities like NSS.

The proactive role played by the Parent Teacher Association is commendable. The alumni and Parent Teacher Association have assured the College of their joint co-operation in promising computers for the College and in creating a functional sports field. The alumni has also assured of its involvement in counselling students on sensitive issues.

Another noteworthy feature is the publication of the Depts of Kannada and Sanskrit.

The Peer Team wishes to highlight the achievements of the students in the various fields and walk of life resulting in the 'brand image' developed by the students. In spite of the existence of the College for nearly seventeen years it is a matter of concern that the College has not yet diversified courses by adding new courses, at the UG and PG levels, which will increase the employability of their students. This may be considered, as the College is a self-financing one.

The teachers' capacity and research potentials are under-utilised and they can be tapped for furthering the academic advancement of the College.

In the light of future developmental needs of the College, the Peer Team makes the following suggestions.

The teaching departments may submit proposals for more minor and major Research Projects with the assistance of the UGC.

The College may study the feasibility to introduce new and diversified B.Sc, BBM and BCA courses. Special efforts may be taken at the UGC level to secure language labs. The College can introduce special certificate courses in Performing Arts.

Special efforts may be taken to improve communication skills of all the students, personality development, fine and performing arts, spoken English, Entrepreneur development, Computer literacy and gender sensitisation activities for all students.

The College may establish its own Computer Centre and make every student and every teacher a 'Computer literate'.

The College can establish a 'Total Quality Management' (TQM) group of active teachers to improve the overall quality of higher education.

As the College caters to the higher learning needs of backward classes and women of rural area, it is suggested that the Management can establish with the assistance of the UGC, a National Centre for studies in development of backward classes/rural areas/women studies etc.

The classroom teaching may be made more effective and efficient by frequent use of modern audio-visual teaching aids like OHP, Slide projector, models, charts etc by teachers.

The College library can be converted into a total digital library by digitisation of the issue of books, receipt system through bar code techniques.

Career guidance and counselling with placement cell as well as competitive examinations/ NET-SET training centre be established and thereby organise special coaching classes for students and out-going students.

A woman coach may be appointed as suggested by the student athletes.

Welfare measures like insurance can be introduced for all the students of the College.

The College can extend facilities of Health club to students, teachers, non-teaching staff and can also introduce Yoga classes for interested groups.

The College can start the 'Earn while you learn' scheme to provide financial support to students by giving them work for two hours every day in the library, office, computers, garden development, plantation and greening campus or stationery making units, mushroom cultivation, vermin composting etc.

It is suggested that the College management may explore the possibility to provide uniform pay scales to teachers as per UGC norms.

Peer Team wishes to place on record its appreciation for the efforts made by Principal, Co-ordinator and enthusiastic team of teaching and non-teaching staff in making the Peer Team visit a meaningful exercise. Team wishes a bright future to this College.

Dr. K. Kuppuswamy Rao, Chairperson

Dr. I. Bhanu Murthy, Member

Dr. R. Rukmani, Member-Co-ordinator

Mr.Balakrishna Shetty
Principal

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